Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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sbenitezb
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If you have all your ports closed (no services running) and or pf active and configured then no hacker can get in exploiting services. So virtualization doesn't help here.

Other risk is in data handling by applications you run. If there's an exploit for your browser/flash/p2p/etc, then there's risk that a specially crafted data be used to allow remote execution by an attacker. OpenBSD implements many ways to prevent that, virtualization doesn't.

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